Ivy Tech is a Community College in Indiana with over 30 campuses. During my Sophomore through Senior year of college and shortly after, I had the wonderful opportunity to start as an intern then move to a part-time worker for them as a graphic designer and marketer. Throughout my time there, I not only learned and improved my technical skills, I learned how to work in a professional environment and honed my people skills as well.
The wide variety of projects below are just examples of the types of pieces I was able to create for Ivy Tech.
Indianapolis Indians Stadium Banners
One of the biggest reasons I love being a graphic designer is being able to see the end product of what I created. Feeling that satisfaction and of seeing what I created and how it's being used is something I find very rewarding. That was definitely the case with this project.
I had the opportunity to create two banner ads for the Indianapolis Indians Stadium, as part of a partnership with the team and Ivy Tech. The goal for these two ads was to create a 10 second long motion graphic advertising Ivy Tech in a quick and simple way. Firstly, I created the design, layout, and objects in Illustrator. I then took the project into After Effects to animate it.
Over the time as an intern for Ivy Tech, I was tasked to create quite a few social media posts for the college. In most instances, I would be given the content to put into the image. I would then structure the text and include graphics that was most appropriate for what the post was about. Below are just some examples of the social media posts I've created, mostly for the Ivy Tech Instagram page.
Holiday E-Card Suite
This holiday e-card is something I really enjoyed creating for Ivy Tech in December 2020. The original request was to create an animated holiday e-card for one of Ivy Tech's campuses to send out to students and faculty. By the end of the project, my bosses had me create a statewide version for all campuses to use, as well as a social media gif. I also had the opportunity to send out the files in a mass email to the statewide team for all campuses.
Other Motion Graphics
Similar to the Indians Stadium ads above, I was able to create several smaller animated ads. Some were used at high school sporting events to advertise for Ivy Tech, while others were used on social media. Here are just a few examples.
One major part of my duties at Ivy Tech is creating flyers, both on a small and large scale print level. A lot of the flyers I've created have been for one specific campus to print in-house; few have been for statewide uses. And along with the news paper ads and foldout brochures I've created as well, it has given me a lot of experience with bleeds, margins, print colors and the overall printing process from a design perspective. Below are just some examples!